Top Gear’s Test Of The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Is One We’ll Never Forget

A few weeks ago, we went into the Top Gear vault and reminisced about Richard Hammond testing the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV. Well, we’ve unlocked the Top Gear vault once again and returned with one of the programme’s most remarkable performance cars tests (at least for this writer) involving the Sesto Elemento.

The Gallardo Superleggera-powered Sesto Elemento was unveiled by the Italian car manufacturer at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and limited to just 20 units worldwide. Despite the fascination surrounding the Sesto Elemento ever since it was unveiled, the car has only ever been seen out in public on a handful of occasions, such as when it raced a LaFerrari on a Qatar highway.

Also Watch: Ultra-Rare Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Hits The Streets

Unlike other recent limited-edition Lamborghinis, like the, Reventon, Veneno and Centenario, the Sesto Elemento is not street-legal. Also unlike those other vehicles, it is far more than a version of a series production model with new skin. With these reasons in mind, it makes it all the more remarkable that Top Gear was somehow able to source a Sesto Elemento. Not only did they source one, but Hammond was able to drive it at the Imola circuit before it was taken to the TV show’s test track in the UK and set a blistering lap time of 1:14, putting it second only to the Pagani Huayra.

Sitting at the heart of the Sesto Elemento is the 562 hp, 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine of the Gallardo Superleggera. While no modifications were made to the engine, Lamborghini did design various new chassis, body, drive shaft, and suspension components for the car out of carbon fiber to reduce its overall weight to 999 kg (2202 lbs). All the exterior and interior body panels were bespoke from other Lamborghini models.



  • Mr. EP9

    It’s one of those iconic moments that will stick with us, much like the Murcielago SV in the desertt, the Zenvo catching on fire or stig crashing that Koenigsegg.

  • Six_Tymes


  • SteersUright

    Wish the Corvette C8 team would watch more videos like this. This is what a proper mid-engine beauty can look, sound, and drive like. Every sports car is a purchase of passion, not logic. Therefore it should exude a dramatic sense of occasion and theatrics, like this Lambo does in spades. What a beauty. That its 2200lbs is remarkable.

Cammer Brakes To Avoid Red-Light Runner, Promptly Gets Rear-Ended

Even so, the one who’ll foot the bill for the repair will probably be the driver of the car behind the cammer.

Even Valentino Balboni Was Impressed By The Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR

The Jota SVR started out life as a regular 1968 Miura S and its owners went to great lengths to get his wish fulfilled .

Wald Wants To Turn Your Mercedes C-Class Into An AMG C63 Lookalike

The bundle of upgrades is suitable to the W205 generation of the C-Class, from 2014 to 2018.

New Toyota Supra Races Porsche Cayman GTS, Audi TT RS And Alpine A110

Toyota has high aspirations about the all-new Supra – so how does it fare against some of its rivals?.

So You Think You Can Afford America’s Cheapest Mercedes E63 AMG?

A piece of advice: you shouldn’t do donuts in your W211 E63 if you don’t want your power steering to fail.

Two New Electric Crossovers Could Doom The Lincoln Continental In America

US production of the Continental will reportedly end in 2021.

The Average Dodge Challenger Buyer Is 51 Years Old, Still Younger Than Mustang And Camaro Customers

The Dodge Challenger has also comfortably outsold the Chevrolet Camaro in the first half of 2019.

Talk About Getting Dumped: Florida Man Pours Dirt On Cadillac CTS Driven By Girlfriend

The girlfriend didn’t own the Cadillac, so its owner was likely in for a big surprise.

Return Of The Sport Truck? Ram Considering Lowering Kit For 1500 Pickup

Previewed by the Low Down concept, the kit could reduce the ride height by approximately 2 inches.

Failed Aston Martin Vanquish Tooling Buyer Identified As Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric agreed to pay $24 million for the tooling of the Vanquish, but failed to come up with the money.